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Through March 1
1340 S. 13th St.
Theatre Exile presents the Philadelphia premiere of this play by Samuel D. Hunter, which centers on a 600-pound man who’s slowing eating himself to death, sunk as deep into despair as he is into his couch. His last hope may lies with the series of guests who pop round his apartment, including his bitter daughter, his best friend, and a Mormon missionary. Prolific Philly actor Scott Greer dons the rotound costume, which requires a specially built dressing room — the costume won’t fit through the aisles or doors of the theater.
Through March 8
2030 Sansom St.
Simpatico Theater Project presents this play by Kristen Greenidge, about three teenage girls who make a “pregnancy pact,” naively thinking it will improve their already slim chances of a happy life. One girl, Margie, is pregnant already, but another, Annie, starts to get cold feet, and dreams of going to college to study literature. But will her loyalty to her besties win out?
Feb. 18, 6 p.m.
3260 South St.
Think “free love” was invented in the 1960s? You’ll be in for a rude awakening at this annual Penn Museum event, where you’ll get to explore ancient Roman attitudes toward sex through a talk from Dr. C. Brian Rose, head curator of the Mediterranean section, a Roman-inspired burlesque show and a thematically appropriate guided tour. There’s a cash bar, so you can sip a cocktail while you extend Valentine’s Day a little longer.
Through April 4
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American St.
In this show, the first in the newly expanded Philadelphia Photo Arts Center gallery, three artists — David Kennedy Cutler, Ethan Greenbaum and Sara Greenberger Rafferty — play with common images of advertising, seeking to render visible the unconscious elements that keep us hooked on consumerism.